Jamaat-e-Islami’s national conclave begins in Hyderabad on Friday

Hyderabad, Dec 10 (IANS) The national conclave of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), beginning here on Friday, will discuss measures to strengthen its cadre and activities to play its role in reconstruction of the society and nation building.

Around 10,000 ‘arkan’ or the most senior category of members from across the country will attend the four-day conclave being held at Wadi-e-Huda on the city outskirts.

To be inaugurated by JIH chief and renowned Islamic scholar Moulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari, the meeting will review the work of the Jamaat and discuss various issues faced by the society and the country.

Engineer Mohammed Saleem, general secretary of JIH, told reporters on Thursday that growing intolerance and saffronisation are among the key issues which will come up for discussion.

Criticising Modi government’s “wilful” silence on growing intolerance in the country, he said he was not as outspoken on intolerance, as he was on during election campaigns for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

The Jamaat feels that the social structure of the country has been badly affected and the communal atmosphere in the country has been spoiled totally. “Provocative statements, venomous slogans and communal riots have poisoned the atmosphere in the country,” it said calling for strengthening communal harmony and friendly relations between communities.

Expressing grief over loss of human lives due to heavy rains and floods in Chennai, Saleem said Jamaat’s cadre is already on the ground helping the victims. “The relief work being done by various people in Chennai is setting examples of human fraternity and respect for human dignity. It sends a strong message to fascist forces,” he added.

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